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Tourism in the region remained strong in spite of a late ice-out, a cool, rainy summer and a still recovering economy. As an industry, it may be the region’s most recession-proof and it poses the … more
Would you be willing to pay more taxes to keep a nursing home in your community? That question is being asked in more communities as state reimbursements fail to keep pace with the costs of caring … more
In 25 years of publishing a community newspaper, those of us who put out the Timberjay week after week have learned a number of lessons. One of the most important is: never burn your bridges. We all … more
It’s that time of year again that the results of the annual Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, or MCAs, make the news. As always, we report the results (which will appear in next week’s paper) … more
The campaign finance report filed last Friday by the St. Louis County School District is a huge disappointment. The district had the opportunity, as well as a mandate from a three-judge panel, to … more
Minnesota Republicans face a challenge in their efforts to reclaim the reins of government in St. Paul this November. It’s tough to convince voters to change course when so many indicators are … more
Legislation designed to level the playing field for school districts across the state might have been driven by good intentions, but each district’s situation is unique and that also needs to be … more
A hot nutritious meal for schoolchildren provides fuel for the brain as well as the body. That’s why recent measures approved by state legislators and supported by Gov. Mark Dayton that expand the … more
It’s been a long, long time coming, but it appears that Tower’s harbor project is finally ready to shift out of neutral. In this week’s issue of the Timberjay, the city is seeking bids for a … more
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency officials provided few answers as to why they fired a popular cook at the Cook senior nutrition site, but made clear that the program’s survival depends on … more